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Deidre McCalla in Concert! Robert Bidney opens

August 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$12 – $18
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Deidre McCalla is not afraid of the heat. Her upcoming tour is coming through Florida in August! The ACMA is lucky to have this powerhouse talent make her first-time appearance on our ACMA stage!
What some are saying about Deidre McCalla:
“…alluring contemporary folk that is both inspired and inspiring…”
–Roots Music Report
“…a highly distinctive voice in a crowded field of contemporary folk music.”
–Austin American Statesman
Deidre McCalla doesn’t merely take the stage – she owns it. Her songs embody hope and celebration, struggle, loss, and longing – sometimes all in one song!
A dreadlocked singer-songwriter-guitarist for close to five decades Deidre McCalla, Black woman, mother, lesbian, feminist, has long been in the forefront of the growing number of Black musicians reconfiguring perceptions of how Black folk do folk.
With five independent albums to to her credit, including her most recent release Endless Grace, Deidre McCalla has touched audiences from Maui to Maine, church basements and college coffeehouses to Carnegie Hall. In 2021 Deidre received a SERFA Award from the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance for distinguished service and exceptional contributions to folk music in the Southeast region of Folk Alliance International.
Her powerful songwriting exhibits an unyieldingly honest perspective grounded in her life and expressed with a lyric touch that is simple and direct and fearlessly celebrates the power and diversity of the human spirit.
Our own ACMA member and singer/songwriter, Robert Bidney will be the perfect opener for this show! His message is as strong as his melodies. His music is relatable. A seasoned performer, Bidney connects with his audiences through his infectious energy and emotional performances. The ACMA is so fortunate to have Robert as an active part of our Americana Community Music Association and allows us the opportunity to hear his songs that are so close to the heart.
Tickets for the show are available at the door!
Door donations:
$12 – Members
$18 – General Public
See you at the show!
Date: August 5, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $12 – $18
Address: 2756 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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